This is the story of our rustic cow gate. Not because we have a cow to keep in, or because we want a gate. We have acquired several cows that we would like to keep out.
There is a general free range approach to our neighbours cows. Although it is charming to see him walking his cows and caring for these lovely creatures, we don’t want to see them in the garden munching our veg plants and flowers.
I know you’re thinking, just ask him politely in your best broken French if he could keep a close eye on his heard. It’s a reasonable thought but, our lovely neighbour Michelle is well in to his late 80’s and we don’t think he’d appreciate the new English neighbours offering Bovine advice.
We have utilised the farmers friend (bailor twine) for several months but the cows have now learned to limbo into our garden as they love it so much.
Time to add a gate with the bits of wood we can find in the woodland and on the massive pile that we have yet to remove. (Another job to add to the list).